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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Stavropol Blast Toll Hits 7

The death toll from a bomb blast in Stavropol rose to seven on Thursday, and 16 people were in a critical condition.

The blast occurred Wednesday just before the start of a concert by a dance company linked with Kremlin-backed Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov.

A Stavropol doctor told Rossia-24 television that the death toll had risen by two overnight to seven and that 16 people were in an “extremely grave condition” with chest, abdominal and head wounds. Investigators suspect terrorism.

(Reuters)